, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 75–76 | Cite as

Modifications of female sex chromatin (Barr body) in rat neurons after reserpine administration

  • Androniki Beis
  • Catherine Mytilineou
  • Marietta R. Issidorides


3 groups of rats were sacrificed 30 min, 4 h and 24 h after reserpine (10 mg/kg, i. p.) injection. Toluidine blue stained sections showed that in the motor neurons of the spinal cord the drug, at 4 h, had induced a migration of the Barr body from the nucleolus to the nuclear membrane and an increase in its size and RNA concentration. From our findings we suggest that reserpine may have an activating role on X-linked genes.


Migration Spinal Cord Motor Neuron Toluidine Nuclear Membrane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Androniki Beis
    • 1
  • Catherine Mytilineou
    • 1
  • Marietta R. Issidorides
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Zoology and Department of PsychiatryUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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